Farm Bill


Thu June 20, 2013

House Votes Down Farm Bill

The farm bill encompasses all manor of food and agriculture policy.
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Thu June 20, 2013


Wed June 12, 2013
The Salt

As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash'

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 4:20 pm

A central Illinois farmer plants corn seed into the evening in Farmingdale, Ill.
Seth Perlman AP

As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.

"The drought is over at the moment," he says. "But in Missouri, we tend to say that in 10 days or two weeks, we can be in a drought again. That's how fast it can get back to dry."

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Wed June 12, 2013

At The Farmers Market, With Food Stamps

April Segura, of Lincoln, Neb., uses her SNAP benefits to shop at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market with her sons Jalen, 5, and Jeriel, 1.
Credit Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media


Tue June 11, 2013

Food Stamp Use Doubles In Colorado

Since the onset of the great recession in 2008, the number of households that receive food stamps has more than doubled in Colorado.
Credit / Creative Commons

47 million Americans are enrolled in the SNAP program – short for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps.

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